Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Stock Mover’s
 
First Solar (FSLR) is recently up $3.46 to $51.62 following the chairman outlining changes to improve the company’s competiveness. Overall option implied volatility of 83 is above its 26-week average of 54.

Hanson Natural (HANS) is recently up $5.24 to $95.38 following Q3 revenue of $474.7M compared to $463.7M. Overall option implied volatility of 57 is above its 26-week average of 43.

Linkedin (LNKD) is recently down $5.91 to $81.83 following a Q3 loss on revenue more than doubling. December put option implied volatility is at 88, January is at 84; above its 26-week average of 69.
 
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX is recently up 28c to 30.78; SPY down 0.8%.
After mid day sell off, stocks paring losses.